Economics

Recently, the House of Representatives passed legislation to increase the minimum wage in the nation from $5.15 to $7.50. Waht are the pros and cons of this proposal? Provide an analysis based on the demand and supply of labor.

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Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. As time goes by, especially for those on a fixed income, everything goes up except the wages. Here are some interesting sites, first of all about the wage increase, and then some effects of it.

1. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/10/AR2007011001666.html

2. http://www.heritage.org/Research/Labor/tst042904a.cfm

3. http://www.epionline.org/study_detail.cfm?sid=98

4. http://www.thenation.com/doc/20041220/dreier

In short, since employers have to pay more to their employees, prices will go up accordingly.

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